The Cambridge History of China: Volume 9, Part 1: The Ch'ing Empire to 1800 / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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This volume of The Cambridge History of China considers the political, military, social, and economic developments of the Ch'ing empire to 1800. The period begins with the end of the resurgent Ming dynasty, covered in Volumes 7 and 8, and ends with the beginning of the collapse of the imperial system in the nineteenth century, described in Volume 10. Ten chapters elucidate the complexities of the dynamic interactions between emperors and their servitors, Manchus and non-Manchu populations, various elite groups, competing regional interests, merchant networks and agricultural producers, and rural and urban interests, and, at work among all these tensions, between old and new. China under the Ch'ing dynasty changed, and this volume presents these changes underway in the period prior to the advent of Western imperialist military power.
Table of Contents1. State building before 1644 Gertraude Roth Li; 2. The Ch'ing conquest under the Shun-chih reign Jerry Dennerline; 3. The K'ang-hsi reign Jonathan Spence; 4. The Yung-cheng reign Madeleine Zelin; 5. The Ch'ien-lung reign Alexander Woodside; 6. The conquest elites of the Ch'ing empire Pamela Crossley; 7. The social roles of literati Benjamin Elman; 8. Women, families, and gender relations Susan Mann; 9. Social stability and social change William Rowe; 10. Economic developments Ramon Myers and Yeh-chien Wang.